VERNON - Okanagan Valley, B.C.
Vernon is at the north end of the Okanagan Valley, by Okanagan, Kalamalka and Swan Lakes. A year-round destination, it's surrounded by orchards, golf courses and ski mountains. Vernon is best known for its many murals on its downtown buildings, its rich agricultural heritage, laid-back lake culture and winter carnival. Vernon overlooks three lakes, Kalamalka, Okanagan and Mabel, so summertime here is very water-oriented including houseboat reantals. Additional attractions in the Vernon areas include hiking, golfing on one of 15 nearby courses, rock climbing, canoeing, winery tours, boat cruises, and enjoying one of the many local beaches.